The world’s largest sporting goods retailers, Decathlon have supported the fifth edition of the Lizzy Sports complex private schools football gala.
Decathlon, who recently opened largest sports shop in West Africa at the Junction Mall, as part of their plan to help improve Sports in Ghana, invested in the one day event aimed at unearthing talents among students aged between 8-16 from private primary and junior high schools.
In all 14 schools converged at the famous Lizzy sports complex to participate in the competition. And according to the Director of Sport at the Lizzy Sports Complex, Mr Jamil Maraby they had to ‘’block more schools’’ from joining the event considering it is a day event.
Christ The King International School, Grace Preparatory School, ST Albans, Las Liberty, Al-Ryaan and Jack & Jill School participated in the one-day event were the lucky ones to participate. Other Schools include; First Star Academy, East Airport International, Ghana Christian School, Vilac International School British International School and Tema International School.
It was keenly contested but East Airport international school and Grace preparatory school came out tops in U-12 and U-16 respectively.
East Airport international won the U-12 title for the first as they beat Christ the King international school in the final. Jack and Jill international School finished as the second runners-up after beating Al-Rayaan in the third and fourth play-off game.
For Grace preparatory they claimed the bragging rights at the U-16 level with comprehensive victory in the final.
CEO of Decathlon Ghana Kwesi Tabiri, expressed delight at organization of event, reiterating his company’s desire to partner more sports event in the country.
“We at Decathlon saw the importance of our young kids and football as a Sport, so we decided to come together with Lizzy Sports this time around to help in our own way, he said.
“We know the importance of football in Ghana, and how passionate Ghanaians are when it comes to football especially our kids, so therefore we decided to join in this wonderful event.
“We hope we thrive and continue to support many social events like this.”
Master Francis Masope from the East Airport International School was adjudged the most valuable player (MVP) of the competition.
All prizes except the trophies were decathlon products and brands.